I’m so excited to be a part of a new NYC summer arts program for middle school students. Lincoln Center and the Department of Education have teamed up to put together a wonderful pilot program this summer. It’s a great team to be a part of - special props to my partner in crime Dr. Daniel Burwasser who was interviewed here!
Thoroughly enjoyed my debut in front of the New York Philharmonic as a co-host for this year’s School Day Concert. I got to do a little acting, a little playing, some audience interaction - what great fun!
Recently Julia Friedman, a journalism student at NYU, wrote a very nice profile piece about my career - focused especially on the work I do as a teaching artist at the New York Philharmonic.
At Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School in East Harlem, uniform-clad third graders are pounding on their desks. Some do it quickly, others softly. Some are clapping their hands while others are snapping their fingers or stamping their feet on the floor. A few crinkle sheets of paper. The room sounds like a thunderstorm and the children have big, mischievous grins on their faces. But their teacher, Paul Murphy, does not care. He asked them to be loud. He wantsthem to be loud.
Paul Murphy, 31, is a teaching artist with the New York Philharmonic and his lesson today…